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NOUN (1)

1. predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer;
[syn: mantis, mantid]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Mantis \Man"tis\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a prophet.] (Zool.) Any one of numerous species of voracious orthopterous insects of the genus Mantis, and allied genera. They are predacious long-bodied large-eyed insects of warm regions, are remarkable for their slender grotesque forms, and for holding their stout anterior legs in a manner suggesting hands folded in prayer. The common American species is Mantis Carolina. [1913 Webster] Mantis shrimp. (Zool.) The Squilla, a tropical marine burrowing crustacean with large grasping appendages. Also called mantis crab and mantis prawn. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mantis n 1: predacious long-bodied large-eyed insect of warm regions; rests with forelimbs raised as in prayer [syn: mantis, mantid]
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

MANTIS A structured, full-function procedural 4GL and application development system from Cincom. MANTIS enables the developer to design prototypes, create transaction screens and reports, define logical data views, write structured procedures, and dynamically test, correct, document, secure, and release applications for production in a single, integrated, interactive session. MANTIS applications can be enhanced with gOOi, the graphical object-oriented interface, which creates graphical Windows representations of existing MANTIS screens. (http://cincom.com/products/mantis/). (2003-08-08)